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Director Sabbir Khan says Munna Michael plagiarism row resolved, complainant says no


Kritik Kumar Pandey, the complainant, said the matter is scheduled to come up for hearing in the Bombay high court on 12 June.

Mayur Lookhar

Last July, Tiger Shroff courted controversy when writer-filmmaker Kritik Kumar Pandey accused him of stealing his script and making a film with director Sabbir Khan. The film in question was Munna Michael, whose trailer was released today.

After the event, Cinestaan.com spoke briefly with the director about the plagiarism case. "That matter has been resolved with the high court ruling in our favour," Khan replied.

However, when contacted, Pandey said the matter was far from resolved. "It is still going on," he said. "It hasn’t been resolved. We moved the court today and the matter will come up on Monday, 12 June. We filed a praecipe [a written request for an action from a party to a case to the clerk of the court or sometimes to the judge, as per the Merriam-Webster legal dictionary] as to how the makers launched the trailer without informing the court or us. They are lying that the matter has been resolved. They haven’t submitted a single proof to the court."

Last July, Pandey had alleged that he had discussed a script with Shroff who then betrayed him and went on to start making the film with Sabbir Khan. Shroff has denied stealing Pandey's script.

Munna Michael is slated for release on 21 July.